Archive - Jun 2012

June 10th

Exhibit reveals genius of Albrecht Dürer

A recent article in Christie's New Art Newspaper reviews a major exhibition of work by Germany's greatst artist Albrecht Dürer, The Early Dürer at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, 24 May-2 September, 2012.

Medieval English Alabaster Sculptures from the Victoria & Albert Museum

Art Services International has brought an exhibition of Medieval English Alabaster Sculptures from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London to the United States.

Rome on the Rhine

If you believe the press, most important Roman activity took place in either Italy or Britain, but archaeologists and historians know a different story, as evidenced by the treasures of the Roman-Germanic Museum in Cologne, Germany. Deutsche Welle has a review. (photos)

June 9th

16th century "vampire" burial stirs controversy

The burial of a Venician woman with a brick in her mouth was originally publicized as a suspected vampire. Other researchers dispute this.

Alejandro Rameriz Mendoza knighted in Ansteorra

Duke Gunthar reports that, at the recent Steppes Warlord event, Their Majesties Hrafn and Elizabeta of the Kingdom of Ansteorra placed Baron Alejandro Rameriz Mendoza on vigil to contemplate Knighthood.

Pennsic pre-registration deadline June 15

Pre-registration for Pennsic XLI ends June 15, 2012. Anyone wishing to register with an established group must file their registration by this date.

June 8th

Elizabethan shipwreck is sunk again

Adding insult to injury, a ship that sank in the Thames in 1574 is now being resunk in a lake in Leicestershire, England. The wreck will be used as an aquatic classroom to train underwater archaeologists.

[MER] Gulf Coast Regional War Practice

The Canton of Sedracas is haveing a gulf coast regional war practice on Saturday, June the 30, 2012 10 am to 5pm. 

[AET] Baronial Champs 2012

Please join us for the Rhydderich Hael’s Baronial Champion’s Tournament on June 16, 2012 at the Cummings Lodge in Akron Falls Park (located near Crittenden Road on Skyline Drive, Akron, NY 14001).

Battle of Poitiers

Every year, Castle Tintagel commemorates a single battle of the 100  Years War between England and France. This year our theme is the Battle of Poitiers, and we fight it at a beautiful event site near Lake ...Motosu (Motosuko).

[ATL] Games & Gluttony

Hawkwood invites its neighbors and friends to join us for a relaxing day of Games & Gluttony!!!

[GLE] Regional Fighter Practice and A&S Day

Small Gray Bear will be hosting a Regional Fighter Practice, A&S day, and TOC qualifier tourney on Saturday, June 30, 2012.

Lunch will be a Pot Luck! bring some sides, something to grill, and drink! Grills, Water and Gatorade will be available.

Small Gray Bear A&S will also be held at the Park:

[ANT] Seafarer's Celebration!

Seafarer's Celebration is an event to celebrate the people of different time periods and nationalities that made their livelihood on the waters of the world.

[AET] Tournament of the Windmill

Now that we have really stepped into the summer fighting season, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to Delftwood's first Tournament of the Windmill. Saturday, June 30, 2012 will be an entire day completely devoted to fighting at St. Andrew's Camp on the Shores of Lake Oneida.

[LOC] Newcomers' Feast

Please join the good gentles of Bordescros in promoting the many and varied activities of the SCA to Newcomers in the Shire. Heavy tourney commences at 3pm followed by A&S activities, pot-luck feast and entertainments.

[WES] Oertha Summer Coronet & Investiture

Their Highnesses Taran and Heleyne, Prince and Princess of Oertha, welcome one and all to bear witness to Their Coronet Tournament and the selection of Their heirs by right of combat on July 21st and Their Investiture on July 22nd.

[ANS] Elfsea Baronial College

The Barony of Elfsea will be holding their Baronial College on 07 July, 2012. This will take place at the Polytechnic United Methodist Church on the Texas Wesleyan University Campus, Fort Worth, Texas. Besides teaching classes, we will also be choosing a new Bardic Champion and a new Baronial Artisan.

[MID] Chaos Caravan

The Shire of Greyhope will be hosting an event Chaos Caravan on July 7, 2012  Many changes have been made to this event since it was first put on the calendar and for some reason the web site fails to be updated.

[ANS] Commander's Crucible

On June 15-17, 2012, the Stronghold of Hellsgate will be holding it's Premier Champion's event, Commander's Crucible. The site is Camp Mabry in Austin, TX.

[ATL] Novice and Unbelt Tourney

The cold, dark months of winter have hidden away our fighters as they practice and hone their skills, waiting for the bright light and warmth of spring.  Come, and join us in welcoming our novice Heavy Fighters to the list fields! 

[AET] Central AEthelmearc War Practice

Can you hear the drums of war calling you in the distance? It's time to dust off your armor and prepare for war! The shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais offers practice in heavy fighting, rapier, fencing, archery, combat archery, and thrown weapons.

Knowne World A&S Auction and Gala Fundraiser Invitation

Mistress Carolyne and Master Julien de LaPointe, of the East Kingdom, announce that an A&S Auction and Fundraiser will take place August 7, 2012 at the upcoming Pennsic War.

[EAS] Great Northeastern War XXVI

Great Northeastern War is primarily a "War Practice" event, which means that one major activity at the event will be a form of combat based on the tournaments of the High Middle Ages.  Participants wear replica armor, and use weapons made from rattan. 

[CAL] Raid or Trade 2012

Raid or Trade 2012 July 21, AS XLVII

[WES] Duchess War

Fighting, free food and PRIZES!! Come, enjoy the fresh air and good company. Bring table top games or projects to work on, sit-in on classes.

[WES] Knights Errant

I don't usually post the Knight Errant outings quite so far in advance, but I would like to really promote having MANY knights and their retinue ride to Allyshia and make the Baronies efforts to garner our attention a success.

[ANS] Steppes Artisan XXV

Master Duncan Hepburn and Mistress Genevieve de Courtanvaux, Baron and Baroness of the Steppes, invite the artisans of Ansteorra to compete for the honor of being their 25th Champion of Arts and Sciences on 28 July 2012.

[AET] 36th Pax Interruptus

As the Winter winds recede and Spring comes upon us we invite the populace to think about preparing your camping set up, and to participate in Martial activities at the 36th Pax Interruptus in the Barony of Thescorre.

[EAL] Mini-event/Mega Practice

Rising Waters extends an invitation to the Kingdom!! Save the date! June 10, 2012 - Mini-event/Mega Practice at Finally Oaks from 12:00 noon to 5:00PM

[CAI] Gyldenholt Anniversary

Please join us for the 32nd annual Gyldenholt Anniversary. Their Excellencies, Ursul and Colette, will be stepping down and we will be holding the investiture of our new Baron and Baron, Giles Hill and Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia. The day will be filled with fighting and games and conclude with an evening of great food.